Private First Class Jack E Berger

Name Jack E Berger
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 37318701
State Minnesota
Date of death 1944-08-05
Plot, Row, Grave K, 4, 16
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Unit 453rd Anti-Aircraft Arty (Automatic Weapons) Battalion
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Pfc. Jack Berger was a member of D Battery, 453rd AAA AW Bn. He can be seen in the D Battery group photo group photo (large version) taken at Ft. Fisher, North Carolina, Dec. 4, 1943. Credits for this photograph are Collection of S/Sgt. John P. Szyndrowski, D. Battery, 453rd AAA AW Bn. The photograph was provided for by S/Sgt Szyndrowski's son, Mark Szyndrowski.

The 453rd After Action Report dated September 7, 1944, paragraph 4, indicates:

All batteries of this Organization were subjected to heavy shelling and small arms fire as they gradually worked with their respective Field Artillery Battalions towards St. Malo, their objective at the time. Battery "D" of this Organization had the only fatal casualty for the month on the 5th of August; one enlisted man was killed by a severe blow on the head by a German sniper.

Since the date matches that for Pfc Berger's it must have been him.

Pfc. Jack Berger is also listed on the roster which is part of the 1943 Thanksgiving program. Information generously provided for by Mark Szyndrowski and Fred Pearson.
Grave Soldier
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